Pump Up Your Fall Reading List with the Inspirational Biography Lifeliner

There is nothing more energizing than an ordinary woman taking a big risk and winning life. “Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story” tells such a story, of a woman who took the risk to go on unproven medical technology and lived 20 years - sans eating.
Sept. 15, 2010 - PRLog -- September heralds the excitement of a new school year, taking on new projects, exploring new ideas, and Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story fits in well with this air of excitement. Available in print and multi-format eBook, the award-winning Lifeliner tells the amazing story of a young woman who made medical history as the first person to live at home on intravenous feeding without eating any food for over twenty years after blood clots annihilated her intestines. Luckily for Judy Taylor, this potentially fatal event happened at the same time that a compassionate doctor was researching artificial feeding techniques. Because of Taylor's tenacity and Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy's ingenuity, the life-transforming technology of Home TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) became a reality. And Taylor shared the joy of her second chance at life with everyone she met.

The book has scooped awards in the US for Editor’s Choice, Publisher’s Choice, and Reader's Choice and won Best Biography in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award.

Taylor’s doctor was the author’s father. These two pioneers, Taylor and Jeejeebhoy, brought TPN out of the realm of science fiction and into reality, allowing tens of thousands of people around the world, whether they have bowel disease, cancer, or AIDS, to live longer, fulfilled lives.

Besides its medical story, Lifeliner is also winning accolades for its powerful inspirational story telling:

“Jeejeebhoy’s style of writing sets the right pace as we follow Judy’s medical difficulties.” Gloria Oren, Writer and Editor

“Shireen Jeejeebhoy has written an extraordinary account of Judy Taylor and her fight for life.” Carol Hoyer, Ph.D. Family Psychology

“Shireen’s pen has all the force of a great storyteller and the artistic skills of reviving a past scene in its most original form. She shows us the situation, taking us to the time and place of the event without throwing in a single unnecessary word.” Ernest Dempsey, Reviewer and Author

Because of her illness, Taylor volunteered wherever needed, even travelling to New York and Sweden to encourage others. Shireen met her one summer while a young girl and wanted to bring Taylor's brand of inspiration to those facing crises of their own. As one woman wrote to the author: “Judy saved my spirit.”

Lifeliner, now available at Smashwords.com and Amazon Kindle, is a book written for the lay audience. Besides detailing the evolution of TPN, it is gripping readers everywhere with its fascinating story of a brave woman and how she inspired so many to face and conquer impossible odds.

“When they sent her home on TPN, no one knew how long she would live or what her quality of life would be like,” Shireen says. “As far as Judy was concerned, life itself was good enough and she had no intention of lying on the couch all day. She had been given a second chance and she was running with it.”

Lifeliner is available in trade paperback and hard cover online and through bookstores, as well as in multi-format eBook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, Smashwords.com, Sony Reader Store, and soon to come KoboBooks.

Read more and watch a book trailer at http://jeejeebhoy.ca/lifeliner. Photos and video at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pario/sets/72157615087640522/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kn8WWoml2I.

About the Author

Born in London, England, Shireen Jeejeebhoy resides in Toronto, Canada. She holds a B.Sc. in psychology from the University of Toronto. Read more about this accomplished writer at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ShireenJeejeebhoy.

About Smashwords

Launched in 2008, Smashwords is an eBook publishing and distribution platform serving authors, publishers, readers, and retailers. Smashwords makes it free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to instantly publish and distribute a multi-format eBook. Smashwords puts authors and publishers in full control over the pricing, sampling, and distribution of their works. Authors and publishers receive up to 85 percent of the net proceeds from sales of their works. Smashwords has distribution relationships with leading online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Sony and with leading mobile e-reading apps such as Stanza, Kobo, Aldiko, FBReader, and Word-Player, spanning all major mobile platforms including Android and iPhone. Smashwords is based in Los Gatos, California and can be reached on the web at http://www.smashwords.com/. Visit the official Smashwords blog at http://blog.smashwords.com/.

Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story
by Shireen Jeejeebhoy
October 2007 / 186 pages
ISBN: 978-0-595-44544-8 Trade Paper US$16.95
Smashwords Edition
May 2010 / 186 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4523-2324-4 Open Ebook US$4.99

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Author and photographer Shireen Jeejeebhoy has published "Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story" and is currently working on two new novels and a screenplay of "Lifeliner". Jeejeebhoy resides in Toronto, Canada and holds a B.Sc. in psychology from the University of Toronto.
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